GHB Addiction

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Frequently asked questions

What is GHB?

GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid), also known as Liquid Ecstasy, Soap, Liquid X, Georgia Home Boy, Salty Water, and Scoop, is a fast-acting depressant that can cause users to lose consciousness and memory within ten minutes of intake.

What is the GHB drug used for?

GHB is commonly used recreationally in club settings to produce a euphoric, disinhibiting effect, as well as by bodybuilders to boost growth hormone production.

What are the risks of using GHB with other substances?

Mixing GHB with other depressants and sedatives like alcohol, opiates, tramadol, ketamine, and benzodiazepines is extremely risky.

When used with alcohol or other substances, potential negative effects vary from drowsiness to death (e.g., coma, respiratory failure, or cardiac arrest).

How is GHB taken?

It can be snorted, injected, or taken orally.

What are the risks of consuming GHB to someone’s mental health?

GHB use might cause temporary confusion and disorientation. Researchers don't yet know what impact these medications have on the brain when taken frequently.

What are the signs and symptoms of GHB withdrawal?

Confusion, tremors, epileptic seizures, and coma have all been recorded as withdrawal symptoms.

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